Tuesday, September 15, 2009

More Beauty for your Eyes!

Today we meet two more fantastic Etsy Artists. They live on opposite sides of the United States but both produce fabulous items. Since I've already read their Spotlights, I'm off to go heart some lovely items in their stores!!! Meet you there shortly!

{bags, jewelry, handcrafted embellished cards}

Nena Scrambling

Location Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Etsy Address www.nenafaye.etsy.com

Facebook address nfscram

What Etsy groups do you belong to?
New to Etsy as of July 3 (first posting) have not joined any groups yet...work full time.

What is your craft?

I am a beader and a crochet artist and a lover of embellishments!

How did you start doing what you do?
When I was a young girl I would sit and watch my mother sew late into the night, when I became a mother, it came natural to continue on in the same fashion, and I have evolved over the years into what I do now.

What part of your work do you most enjoy?
I love working with color and texture. I find that the embellishments that I use bring so much to my art forms, I am loving cotton yarn, because of the texture of a completed piece, it is wonderful. I love working with the colors and textures of the beads, I guess to sum it up I love color, texture and natural cotton!

What part of your work do you find the hardest?
The hardest part of what I do is finding the time to do it in! I love what I do and really, once I am into it, there is nothing hard for me, just finding the time. I have to admit, I find the photography involved in listing items challenging!

Where do you get/find your inspiration?
I have gotten my inspiration from years of creating and seeing the results of something so amazing. For example taking a string of yarn and making something from it. From seeing the look on peoples faces as they purchase my stuff at craft fairs, knowing they love what they are purchasing. New Mexico is a state that is rich in colorful cultures; I have lived here my whole life and find it vital to have the richness of creating, of art, of making beautiful colorful items. It is part of my soul.

What are the three most favorite items in your store right now?

I love my Little Bit Purses,

What is the best advice you have received?
The best advice that I have received is to promote, be creative with photography and to be patient about sales, they will come to you!



When the owner of Fiberfads! contacted me about being a Featured Artist I immediately thought she was way cool! The reason is that she has quite an uncommon name (at least I think so) AND it just so happens to be my mom's name!

WAIT! That's not all.

She then tells me that her second daughter's middle name is Patrice. Can you start to hear to 'Twilight Zone' music??

WAIT! There's more....

Her daughter, whose middle name is Patrice, is her second daughter. I'm my mother's second daughter.....


So far, that's all the similarities I know of....other than the fact that I love felted stuff {like the stuff over at Fiberfads!} . I once attempted to needle felt a cupcake which turned out looking more like.... an ice-cream cone according to my husband.

Oh well. At least I can drool over the awesome goodies at Fiberfads!
{I really like saying Fiberfads! It's kinda like saying "Sha-zam!'}

Name Adele

Location Fredericksburg, VA

Etsy Address www.fiberfads.etsy.com

Facebook Address I don't do Facebook, Twitter, etc.

What Etsy groups do you belong to?
I haven't joined an Etsy group as of yet.

What is your craft?
I hand knit, hand felt, and needle felt.

How did you start to do what you do?
My husband liked the idea of his wife knitting, I guess, because he bought me a huge encyclopedia of knitting book about 18 years ago and once I started, I never stopped.

What part of your work do you most enjoy?
I most enjoy the feel of the yarn and the rhythm that develops when I know the pattern I'm knitting by heart. Very relaxing!

What part
of your work do you find the hardest?
Actually, I am really drawn to the felted finish of a knitted item, but find the process of hand felting to be laborious.

Where do you get/find your inspiration?
My inspiration comes from the two dimensional...decorating magazines, books, fabrics...once the third dimension is thrown in, I'm lost! I'm also inspired by the rich, warm colors of Fall.

What are the three most favorite items in your store right now?

The three most favorite items in my store right now are my

What is the best advice you have received?
Best advice: "Do good and avoid evil." I try my best to create a lovely product that someone can enjoy, sell it at a fair price, and treat my customers with gratitude. Thankfully, I am then able to donate the net profits from Fiberfads! to a local woman's shelter that aids women facing a crisis pregnancy.

Until we meet again!


  1. Thank you so much Patrice for including me in your daily features! Just wanted to note that my etsy site is www.fiberfads.etsy.com with a "b" rather than a "v"...just in case anyone is looking for me.

    Have a great day!

  2. Oh, and I absolutely love the mauve pearl earrings by nenafaye!


  3. Oh, so sorry Adele! I've fixed it!


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